Phil Kafarakis


A food industry veteran and advocate for more than 35 years, Phil Kafarakis is President of the Specialty Food Association, a New York-based umbrella organization representing 3,700 (and growing) innovative, entrepreneurial member companies in the food and beverage industry. Email him at and follow him at @PresidentSFA.

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Reinventing Big Food

by Issue: May/June 2018

Still reeling from the end of the Twinkie era, packaged food manufacturers are now turning to incubators and accelerators to recover lost relevance.